Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Silhouettes, too

Some other designs I have been working on. They'll seem a little out of context since there is no text I can put with them right now. So make of them what you will!

Vintage Color Comp

Ta da! Still rough, but I like the feel of it. I'm also kind of wondering if a white BG would be better... and keep the color in the type and figure (and dog-- which is a Cavalier King Charles).. any thoughts?

Working on a couple freelance illustrations for an literary magazine to be out in the fall, I was asked to create a vintage-y ad for the magazine, to almost poke fun at it, pretending like it has been around for a while. Ali was nice enough to pose for me, with a cheesy pose and smile, to really mimic good ol' advertisements.

Here is such an ad, and also a drawing of an element I want to incorporate in the ad as well. If you know anything about dogs, there is one called a Cavalier King Charles, which will work perfectly for my concept. It'll make more sense once I finish it. To be posted...

Friday, June 5, 2009

I Saw a Macaw

Well, not really. It's been a while since I've posted but I think I'm back in the mode now. Actually, after hearing about a new movie in the makings I was inspired to have my own concepts and doodles collected that hypothetically could apply. So more of my posts will be related to this here bird. I found it very hard today to figure out how to give a bird character without losing the key things that make it the kind of bird it is. Hmmm. I then thought to reference Iago (Gilbert Godfrey?) from "Aladdin" and the Rooster (Mel Gibson?) from "Rock-a-Doodle," both childhood favorite animations. So hopefully my second time around, and third and fourth, will be more successful. Don't get me wrong, I like some of these little guys. I am amped to do some environments, too. Yeah sketch-a-day!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A little more work on it..

To answer some questions:

- This is Photoshop, using dry brushes to imply some texture. I don't like when digital stuff "looks digital." I mean, there are times when it's appropriate, but anyway...
- There is a possibility of developing a story based on this character, but no plots yet.
- This is still not finished, because I want it to be really crisp, with improved value, and an obvious intention of having it be decorative first and foremost.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Blair Inspired

I think I'm becoming uncomfortably inspired by Mary Blair. Next project I'm moving on. This all still needs more work but I am getting on that.

New pic!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

New Quiche Concept

This is one of my characters, Quiche, as you may recognize from my profile picture. I want to think up a bunch of scenarios she will be a part of, and this one is the start. Kind of Thumbelina inspired--yes-- but I think to carry on with this she could become larger than life, too. I'm not limiting myself to what her story becomes.